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The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents, Vol. 20

Travels and Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in New France, 1610-1791 (Classic Reprint)
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The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents, Vol. 20 by Reuben Gold Thwaites
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Excerpt from The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents, Vol. 20: Travels and Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in New France, 1610-1791 The final chapter of this Relation describes the new mission to the Tobacco Nation, conducted by Garnier and Jogues; this mission has been the richest of all, since crosses and sufferings have been most abundant therein There the Fathers are per secuted on every side, - they can with difficulty obtain sufficient food to support life; they are feared and reviled by almost all the people; they are driven from village to village, sometimes forced to leave a house in the middle of the night; and are repeatedly threatened with death. Many bands from the Neu tral Nation flee hither for refuge from the famine that prevails in their own country, and many die of hunger; but the Fathers succeed in baptizing nearly all of these unfortunates, thus ensuring their future blessedness. While thus wandering through the villages of the Tobacco Nation, the missionaries re ceive an unexpected reinforcement in the good Chih watenhwa, who leaves his own family to God's care, that he may join and aid the Fathers in their itiner ancy. While the smallpox epidemic was at its height, these Jesuits were in excellent health; but, now that it is decreasing, they are attacked by scurvy, but fortunately recover. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Release date Australia
April 29th, 2018
Pages
316
Audience
  • General (US: Trade)
Illustrations
5 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Forgotten Books
Dimensions
152x229x17
ISBN-13
9781331874713
Product ID
24114324

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